DVP Releases – 2020

Format: LP/CD
Limitation: 500 (+500)/1000

DVP 161 BLACKEVIL – Forever Baptised in Eternal Fire (2020)

Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, woven patch and download code.
Special edition on brown vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, woven patch and download code.

CD edition with sticker

Release date: 25 September 2020


Format: MLP
Limitation: 500

DVP 160 N.N.M. – Neanderthal Noise Machine (2020)

Although a brand-new entity, NEANDERTHAL NÖISE MACHINE (acronym NNM) is a power-trio comprised of metal veterans: Alimai (In League With Satan, Bestial Evil), Ace (Witchunter, Bestial Evil), and Bastard (Blasphemophagher, Ripping Death, Bestial Evil, ex-Baphomet’s Blood). Knowing what they want and wanting it now, NNM mix together furious, dirty, and raw old-school metal influenced by Bronze-era Motörhead, the Fast Eddie Clarke solo project, Venom (1980-‘84), Saxon (1978-‘85), AC/DC (1975-‘79), Sweden’s Gehennah, the Mentors (1981-‘89), Discharge (1981-‘84), Fingernails (1984-‘88), Bathory (1983-‘84), Rose Tattoo (1978-‘82), Eatmyfuk, and Tank (1981-‘84).

Specific these influences may be, but they’re crucial in underlining exactly where Neanderthal Nöise Machine is coming from – and where it’s going, like a locomotive to Hell. Indeed, NNM’s first strike is deadly, salaciously swift at six songs in 18 minutes, crashing the heavy metal vomit party – uninvited, of course! – and proceeding to rudely treat those partygoers, who had no justification being there in the first place. Truly, this is primordial metal for the purist, for those who uphold the law…of the unlawful, and the awful!

Just f-f-feel Ace’s monumental guitar work together with the characteristically bulldozing bass of Bastard, then further submit to the hammering drums and distinctly early ‘80s vocal style of Alimai: there’s simply no faking this; it’s got to be FUCKING REAL. The relentless riffs and rough ‘n’ tumble arrangements, combined with a direct live-recording production in the pure old-school style, altogether make NNM’s sound highly distinctive in this landscape of the plastic and disposable.

In this nowadays “metal” scene full of nice boys, NEANDERTHAL NÖISE MACHINE are ready to be the bad guys in the movie of your life. From the depths of Neanderthal hell, rise with Neanderthal Nöise Machine !!!

Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, woven patch and download code.
Special edition on white vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, woven patch and download code.

Release date: 28 August 2020


Format: MLP/MCD
Limitation: 500/1000

DVP 159 Soulcaster – Maelstrom of Death and Steel (2020)

A brand-new entity hailing from Belgium, the sword-swinging brigands of SOULCASTER shall make their mark across the metal underground with their five-song Maelstrom of Death and Steel. In a swift-but-satisfying 22 minutes, SOULCASTER erect towers of fantastical heavy metal might, evincing a stout grasp of epic-yet-punchy songwriting and a whole host of unique contrasts which render this recording advanced beyond the band’s young years. Raw yet refined, atmospheric yet aggressive, moody yet majestic, SOULCASTER bring to life both bloodshed and arcane intrigue, swords and sorcery. Not for nothing is the record titled Maelstrom of Death and Steel: the name embodies the ongoing turmoil in Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson, the book series that lends the band its moniker and forms the setting for the entire EP

Initially, the concept behind SOULCASTER was to recast forebears of the epic metal tradition – Cirith Ungol, Manilla Road, Slough Feg, and early Blind Guardian – and their literary antecedents (Tolkien, Moorcock, Robert E. Howard) and do a modern interpretation of it: thus, newer fantasy as the inspiration, and also more contemporary classicist heavy metal like Eternal Champion, Sumerlands, and Visigoth. But, what results across Maelstrom of Death and Steel is entirely SOULCASTER’s, as the band’s blend of musical influences both metal and otherwise makes the record a rich ‘n’ sumptuous feast of fantasy and fanaticism. Of especial note is the rhythmic thrust they employ, galloping like steeds of the apocalypse or at least in a manner more post-punk than other epic metal battalions – truly, sounds of the battlefield here – which are all the more heightened by the big and booming and somehow distant production style, lending even more mystery to SOULCASTER’s ruminations on steel & spell.

Unselfconsciously unique whilst honoring heavy metal’s iron-clad customs, SOULCASTER thrust you into a Maelstrom of Death and Steel!

Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, woven patch and download code.
Special edition on grey vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, woven patch and download code.
MCD edition with sticker

Release date: 28 August 2020


Format: LP/CD/MC
Limitation: 500 (+500)/1000 (+500)/300

DVP 158 HEXECUTOR – Beyond Any Human Conception of Knowledge… (2020)

Regular gatefold edition on black vinyl, with poster, sticker, post card, woven patch and download code.
Special gatefold edition on oxblood colored vinyl, with poster, sticker, post card, woven patch and download code.
Special gatefold edition on golden colored vinyl, with poster, sticker, post card, woven patch and download code.
CD edition with sticker
MC edition with sticker, button and download code.

Release date: 25 September 2020


Format: LP
Limitation: 500

DVP 157 Venator/Angel Blade – Split (2020)

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present a special split album between Austria’s VENATOR and Germany’s ANGEL BLADE on vinyl LP format.

Combining debut demos/EPs by both bands, this split album brings together two exciting new talents in traditional metal on the format so fitting for such: VINYL! On one side is VENATOR’s Paradiser EP. Featuring killer, era-authentic artwork reminiscent of Mausoleum Records’ mid-‘80s heyday, VENATOR’s entry here is three moody ‘n’ melodic tracks which have a subtly anthemic quality; just as equally, one can feel the chill of night blow across Paradiser. The uniquely retro-futuristic production simply accentuates the atmospheric push and pull – and already, VENATOR are hard at work on their debut album for DYING VICTIMS.

On the other side is ANGEL BLADE’s self-titled debut demo, which was originally released on cassette but has created high demand for other formats since. And it’s not difficult to discover why, as Angel Blade literally sounds like a lost demo from 1981: so authentic is ANGEL BLADE’s study of ancient NWOBHM and Scandinavian metal, you’ll be checking the calendar as each of these three shimmering, steel-clad tracks takes a hold.

Together, you’ll be in thrall to VENATOR and ANGEL BLADE’s classic metal mesmerism!

Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
Special edition on golden vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.

Release date: 31 July 2020


Format: MCD/MC
Limitation: 500/200

DVP 156 Venator – Paradiser (2020)

VENATOR’s Paradiser EP features killer, era-authentic artwork reminiscent of Mausoleum Records’ mid-‘80s heyday, VENATOR’s entry here is three moody ‘n’ melodic tracks which have a subtly anthemic quality; just as equally, one can feel the chill of night blow across Paradiser. The uniquely retro-futuristic production simply accentuates the atmospheric push and pull – and already, VENATOR are hard at work on their debut album.


CD comes with a sticker.

Release date: 22 May 2020


Format: LP
Limitation: 500 (+500)

DVP 155 Midnight Priest – Aggressive Hauntings (2020)

By now a fixture on the true metal scene, Portugal’s MIDNIGHT PRIEST have been keeping it true for a dozen years now. With CD releases on such esteemed labels as Stormspell, Metal on Metal, and Slaney, this exceptionally monikered quintet – drummer War Tank, guitarists Iron Fist and Steel Bringer, vocalist Lex Thunder, and bassist Joe Dalton – consistently burn with a proud ‘n’ powerful sound that’s 1000% iron-clad HEAVY METAL.

Of their full-length releases, arguably, it is 2019’s Aggressive Hauntings which is their proudest and most powerful statement yet. No great changes made here – cruising-yet-crunchy metal between mid-tempo and speed, tracing a trajectory from classic Lizzy Borden to ‘80s King Diamond to Painkiller-era Judas Priest – but it’s the swagger and confidence MIDNIGHT PRIEST display across this third album that make it absolutely addicting. These are all ANTHEMS, brimming with bravado and drama and total ‘n’ utter POWER, each one draped in darkness but equally sheathed in steel most glimmering. It’s not titled Aggressive Hauntings for nothing!

Dedicated to the memory of metal legends Lemmy, Mark Shelton, and Terry Jones, MIDNIGHT PRIEST’s Aggressive Hauntings is at last unleashed on the most perfect format for classic metal: VINYL!

Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
Special edition on red vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.

Release date: 31 July 2020


Format: LP/CD
Limitation: 500/1000

DVP 154 Deathstorm – For Dread Shall Reign (2020)

A veritable institution by now, DEATHSTORM have been flying the flag of hate for a decade now, releasing albums on such well-regarded labels as I Hate and High Roller. DEATHSTORM delivered a swift ‘n’ sweet EP for DYING VICTIMS titled The Gallows in 2015, and now the power-trio return to the label for their most intense and varied recording yet, For Dread Shall Reign.

Without doubt, the spectre of classic Kreator looms large over DEATHSTORM still – and why should it not, when you’re doing deathtrash this devastating? – but with For Dread Shall Reign, the band bring forth a whole host of equally classic contours. From very old Metallica to equally old Slayer on to ‘80s Death and especially Demolition Hammer, DEATHSTORM here hammer out riffs, riffs, RIFFS! But, unlike so much thrash that haphazardly seeks to simply catalog riffs in disservice of the song, these Austrian veterans thread their enviable arsenal into hard-charging, headbanging juggernauts of immediately memorable metal-mania manna. There’s nothing fancy here, no concessions toward “maturity” or “crossover” or other euphemisms for watering-down their already-heady brew; for DEATHSTORM, heavy metal is the law, and For Dread Shall Reign honors this noble ideal pairing strong songwriting with a tight ‘n’ brutal production favorably reminiscent of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Because DEATHSTORM aren’t broken – so don’ fix ‘em!

Social criticism, serial killers, cults, anti-religion, war…all this is grist for DEATHSTORM’s lyrical mill. What they spit out is supreme DEATH-fucking-THRASH of the highest order, because in these troubled times, For Dread Shall Reign!

Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
Special edition on green vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.
CD comes with a sticker.

Release date: 31 July 2020


Format: LP/CD
Limitation: 500 (+500)/1000

DVP 153 Coltre – Under the Influence (2020)

COLTRE was forged in London, England by guitarists Daniel Sweed and Marco Stamigna in May 2019. They met at a Midnight concert and decided to form a band inspired by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. They started rehearsing, and by the beginning of 2020 had recorded the four-song EP Under the Influence, to be released in time for their first gig, supporting Witchtower at Boston Music Rooms.

The band self-released Under the Influence on CD and digital formats, but now DYING VICTIMS steps forward to champion COLTRE’s cause and release it as a five-song work, featuring an exclusive new track. Rough and rustic but brimming with an authentically ancient fire, Under the Influence is moody metallic majesty: dark ‘n’ mysterious riffs, portentously galloping rhythms, epic-yet-direct compositions, and the sage-like pipes of Stagmina atop it all. One could be mistaken for thinking COLTRE were some unearthed relic from the original NWOBHM movement, so hot-rockin’ is their swords-aloft surge, evoking high fantasy and urban grit in equal measure, and crucially retaining that pivotal rock ‘n’ roll thrust Thin Lizzy largely gifted to that movement.

But COLTRE are their own men, and as reverential as they are of these enduring paradigms, Under the Influence is undoubtedly its own creation, its own wild world. You are hereby compelled to go under THEIR influence!

Regular edition on black vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card and download code.
Special edition on oxblood vinyl, with insert, poster, sticker, post card, download code and patch.
CD comes with a sticker.

Release date: 31 July 2020


Format: MC
Limitation: 200

DVP 152 Deathracer – Qualifying (2020)

Three maniacs from Austria were brought together by their evil appreciation of burning rubber on hot asphalt. Bruce Pirelli, Frankenstein and Johnny Brise are all experienced musicians in bands such as Kringa, Hagzissa, Eisenhand or Chainbreaker, yet decided they needed to hail SPEED METAL enhanced with nods to rough heavy metal and gnarly punk attitude. Care for some insane shrieks close to Deathhammer, then put on your helmet and get into your racer. After all, what is more insane than speeding with 300 km/h and crashing straight into a concrete wall?

MC edition with sticker and button.

Release date: 02 April 2020